1. Robert Merton United States sociologist (1910-2003)
  2. Robert Morris leader of the American Revolution who signed the Declaration of Independence and raised money for the Continental Army (1734-1806)
  3. Robert Burns celebrated Scottish poet (1759-1796)
  4. Robert Maynard Hutchins United States educator who was president of the University of Chicago (1899-1977)
  5. Robert Tyre Jones United States golfer (1902-1971)
  6. Robert Barany Austrian physician who developed a rotational method for testing the middle ear (1876-1936)
  7. Robert M. Yerkes United States psychologist who studied the intelligence of primates (1876-1956)
  8. Rupert Murdoch United States publisher (born in Australia in 1931)
  9. Robert Fulton American inventor who designed the first commercially successful steamboat and the first steam warship (1765-1815)
  10. Robert Bartlett United States explorer who accompanied Peary's expedition to the North Pole and who led many other Arctic trips (1875-1946)
  11. Robert Graves English writer known for his interest in mythology and in the classics (1895-1985)
  12. Robert Brown Scottish botanist who first observed the movement of small particles in fluids now known a Brownian motion (1773-1858)
  13. Robert Mills United States architect who was the presidentially appointed architect of Washington D.C. (1781-1855)
  14. Robert Browning English poet and husband of Elizabeth Barrett Browning noted for his dramatic monologues (1812-1889)
  15. Robert Robinson English chemist noted for his studies of molecular structures in plants (1886-1975)
  16. Robert De Niro United States film actor who frequently plays tough characters (born 1943)
  17. Robert Indiana United States pop artist (born 1928)
  18. Roger de Mortimer English nobleman who deposed Edward II and was executed by Edward III (1287-1330)
  19. Robert King Merton United States sociologist (1910-2003)
  20. Robert Treat Paine American Revolutionary leader and signer of the Declaration of Independence (1731-1814)